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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge June 27, 2018
On today’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge show we will celebrate the musical artists who were born in the jublilant month of June.
Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge show is broadcast on Wednesdays, 5-6 pm Eastern Standard Time (2-3 pm on the West Coast and 10-11 GMT in Europe) at www.radiofairfax.org. Radio Fairfax also can be heard on Tune In Radio at tunein.com, and streamed on smartphones by downloading the Tunein app. It also can be streamed on Roku and Google TV at: http://tinyurl.com/3uqfsz9
Past shows from this year are now available to listen to in their entirety at: https://www.mixcloud.com/Flashfriend/
1) “Shoe Shine Boy” was written by our Birthday Boy Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin for the movie: Connie's Hot Chocolates of 1936, sung by Bing Crosby that same year, backed by Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra and taken from Der Bingle’s box set: Easy to Remember.
2) “I'm Living for Today” was composed and sung by our Natal Notable Trummy Young, who also appears on Trombone found on singer Mildred Bailey’s fond look back: Music Till Midnight, including music from her show broadcast during World War II in 1944 on the Armed Forces Radio Service. Other musicians include Teddy Wilson on Piano, Charlie Shavers on Trumpet, her future husband Red Norvo on Vibes, Remo Palmieri on Electric Guitar, Billy Taylor on Bass and another June Birthday Celebrant Specs Powell on Drums.
3) “Bird's Nest” was inked and played by alto sax master Charlie Parker in 1947, with support from our Birthday Boy Erroll Garner on Piano, Red Callendar on Bass and Doc West on Drums. This comes from the academical anthology: The Legendary Dial Masters, Vol. 1.
4) “Drive Me Daddy” was sung in 1946 by our Birthday Girl Helen Humes with Trumpeter Buck Clayton & His All Stars, featuring Charlie Beal on Piano and Barney Kessel on Guitar, and is drawn with tongs from the two-CD set: Buck Clayton – Swingin’ With Buck.
5) “Guitar Boogie,” composed by Arthur Smith, was waxed in 1947 by our Birthday Celebrant Les Paul, including Paul Smith on Piano and daringly derived from the historical document: The Best of Les Paul – 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection).
6) “We're Through” was inked by Tadd Dameron and Jesse Greer, sung by Sarah Vaughan in 1946 with the able assistance of our Birthday Boy, the Trombonist Dicky Wells’ Big Seven, including George Treadwell on Trumpet, Budd Johnson on Tenor Sax, Cecil Scott on Baritone Sax, Jimmy Jones on Piano, Al McKibbon on Bass and Jimmy Crawford on Drums. That was taken from the bodacious Box Set: Young Sassy.
7) “I Get a Kick Out of You,” composed by our June Natal Notable Cole Porter for the 1934 Broadway musical: Anything Goes, performed by the Vibes Master Red Norvo’s Trio on their 1950 ringing record: Move, with fellow Birthday Celebrant Tal Farlow on Electric Guitar and Charles Mingus on Bass.
8) “Midnight Sun,” with music by Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke and lyrics later added by Johnny Mercer. After hearing the instrumental version on his car radio on a lonely highway one night he pulled over so he could create the lyrics the original didn’t have. This version was recorded in 1964 by Ella Fitzgerald on her auspicious album: The Johnny Mercer Songbook, arranged and conducted by our Birthday Boy Nelson Riddle and spotlighting the talents of Frank Flynn on Vibes.
9) “Now I Lay Me Down to Dream” was written by Ted Fiorito and Eddie Howard and recorded in 1951 by the singer Al Hibbler on his darkling production: After the Lights Go Down Low, backed by our Birthday Boy Jimmy Mundy and his Orchestra, featuring guest star Paul Gonsalves on Tenor Sax.
10) The Horace Silver composition, “The Preacher” was performed in 1959 by the all-star musical conglomeration organized and led by a 26-year-old Quincy Jones in 1959, and appears on the comprehensive compact disc: The Birth of a Band – Complete Edition, featuring our Birthday Boy Sahib Shihab on Baritone Sax.
11) “Crazy Rhythm,” created by the writing team of Irving Caesar, Joseph Meyer and Roger Wolfe Kahn for the 1928 Broadway musical: Here’s Howe, was vocalized by Mark Murphy on his 1957 recording featured on his lunatic LP: Crazy Rhythm: Debut Recordings, backed by a big band arranged and conducted by our June Birthday Boy Ralph Burns, who also appeared on piano.
12) “Bongo Riff” comes from the 1957 lapidarial LP by Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra titled: Percussion at Work, featuring our Natal Notable Shelly Manne on Drums in a duet with Jack Costanzo on Bongos and Clarence Karella on Tuba.
13) “Happy Talk” was composed by our June Birthday Boy Richard Rodgers for the 1949 Broadway musical: South Pacific, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and was sung by our Birthday Girl Tierney Sutton, carefully taught on her 2007 compact disc titled: On the Other Side, accompanied by Christian Jacob on Piano.
14) “I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face” was composed by our Naissant Notable Frederick Loewe with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner for the 1956 Broadway musical: My Fair Lady, and comes from the 1958 outstanding album: The Cal Tjader-Stan Getz Sextet, which was recorded without rehearsal or any second takes by Cal Tjader on Vibes, Stan Getz on Tenor Sax, Vince Guaraldi on Piano, Eddie Duran on Electric Guitar, Scott LaFaro on Bass and Billy Higgins on Drums.
15) “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” was also composed by our June Birthday Boy Richard Rodgers with words by Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1949 Broadway musical: South Pacific, and is vocalized by Karrin Allyson on her recorded tribute to the composer called: Many a New Day, more than ably supported by Natal Notable Kenny Barron on Piano and John Patitucci on Bass.